Annihilation: A Novel: Movie Tie-In Edition (Southern Reach Trilogy)
Publisher,Farrar, Straus and Giroux
No. of Pages, 195
Really good books. Very different. Very atmospheric and different than anything else I've ever read.
I read part of this trilogy off the page and listened to some of it on audiobook. And looking back, I wish I'd read the entire thing off the page. I think it would have been a better overall experience that way.
This story is somewhat creepy and very mysterious. We have scant clues to figure out what happened on previous missions and why the current mission isn’t going so well either. On top of that our biologist is an unreliable narrator. We know she is changing, but how? Is she simply losing her mind or is there more going on than can be rationally explained? The idea of crossing boundaries is huge in this story so much so that the psychologist must hypnotize other team members so they can safely cross the border into Area X. This made me think of Blake Crouch’s Dark Matter where a drug is used to allow our mind to drop the barriers and see the dimensions that are all around us. Is something like that going on here? I don’t know, but it was an interesting touch.
Really good books. Very different. Very atmospheric.
This book is amazing. One of my all time favorites in Science Fiction.
Paranoia, Mystery, Thriller, Horror, and so much more. This book is great all the way through. I love the oddly alien world of Area X, where we only know as much as our narrator, the biologist, who's internal voice is refreshingly unique and fun to ride along with. DEFINITELY worth a read.